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New South Carolina law forces death row inmates to choose electric chair or firing squad

25 days ago   |   By ABC

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a bill that forces death row inmates for now to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad in hopes the state can restart executions after an involuntary 10-year pause.
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American death row inmates face grizzly choice.die by electric chair or FIRING SQUAD

American death row inmates face grizzly choice.die by electric chair or FIRING SQUAD

25 days ago   |   By RT

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill enshrining lethal injection as the state's primary method of execution. But if the state can't get the drugs, it offers inmates a grim choice: electric chair or firing squad.
Put to death in 2011 by lethal injection, triple murderer Jeffrey Motts was the last death row inmate executed in South Carolina. The state has not executed anyone since, as the one pharmaceutical company that produced the anaesthetic most commonly used in executions suspended production in 2009, and batches in storage have since expired.
However, Governor Henry...
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New law in South Carolina makes inmates choose electric chair or firing squad

25 days ago   |   By NBC News

Gov. Henry McMaster quietly signed the bill, forcing inmates to select their manner of death.
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New death row law: electric chair or firing squad?

New death row law: electric chair or firing squad?

25 days ago   |   By WYFF

South Carolina's last execution took place in May 2010, and its batch of lethal injection drugs expired in 2013.
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South Carolina Law Forces Death Row Inmates To Choose Firing Squad Or Electric Chair

South Carolina Law Forces Death Row Inmates To Choose Firing Squad Or Electric Chair

25 days ago   |   By The Huffington Post

The state's electric chair is 109 years old.
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